Best Pokémon Trainers

The Top Ten Best Pokémon Trainers

1 Ash Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.

Not only ash is one of the nicest guys in the world (which everyone should know), but also he is way more strong than other people say. After all, the reason why people say ash is suck is because he's apparently bad in battle. Yes, he never won a league, but winning at the league is way harder in the anime than the games. If the gym leader only have two mons you need to use the same ammount of pokemon. If Red from origin were in the real anime I don't know the number of time he would lose to brock or Giovanni. Also once you have all badges, you need to beat all participate trainers and elite four and the champ without losing! In the game not only you don't fight against trainers in tournament but if you lose to the league you can retry any time. So ash isn't that bad. Also, being the main character of the anime, the writer make him lose to trainer like Cameron and Ritchie even if this doesn't make sense. And speaking of Ritchie, I think that since Ash reached the indigo league, he ...more

Ash is the best trainer for me, I do see Alan so fierce, strong, competitive and can catch up to any Trainers, I also see Red that caught a Mewtwo and his defeats aren't that many, But for some Reason, Ash may not be strong but I still see, He can make the Pokemon World brighter again, With his Clever, Love, Kindness to all Pokemons and Trainers, Now tell me How many did Alan and Red helped, How many did Ash helped, Alan wanted to prove his the strongest mega trainer, Ash wanted to prove that his a Pokemon Master, Red wanted to catch Legendaries, See the difference, Ash doesn't want to be the strongest, Ash didn't want Legendaries cause he likes them Free, Some of you guys compare it by Strength, But we must remember... Strength is Important but Care is even more Important, I just hope you guys had a reflection, Also.. isn't that Greninja and Ash has more united than Red and his Charizard, Ash lost to Every Pokemon League but Ash did everything for Pokemon to be better and greater...

The only reason I voted was so that I could talk ash hasn't caught any of his pokemon exept for a few. And is mean because half of thew pokemon he's caught he leaves in the wild. wow

Even though he did do some stupid things he has to be number 1. Teaching Snorlax six moves against that one battle frontier person and also teaching his Heracross sleep talk against Tobias. He is clearly the best.

2 Red

Can you guys think well, We all know that Red is by far maybe the Strongest, But this List is about the Best, Not By how Strong they are, Ash helped many people, Did Red even helped that many, You guys are in a daze by now. Ash is not that strong but he helped a lot of people, What did Red do? Catch a Mewtwo? Win Pokemon Leagues? I just wanna tell you guys this, Ash never caught a Mewtwo cause he never wanted to catch it nor capture it. I hope you guys are all Listening, Its in the Heart, Not in your Body. You guys are comparing them by How Strong They are... Go to a list which compares whose the strongest and not this list cause this list is the Best from the word Best it means How Good They are, How Talented They are, How many People liked them

Ummm, red is the best trainer, if we were going off how nice people are we should put nurse joy at number 1. After all she helps people all the time and she caught Latios (I think)

Ash is incompetent. Meanwhile, Red managed to catch at the very least 158 Pokemon Species. Red is the true Pokemon Master.

I just think Red Is awesome. Way better than Ash who was based off of Red!

3 Brock Brock is a character from Pokemon and is created by game freak & Nintendo. He was the first gym leader in pewter city, and specializes in rock Pokemon . ...read more.

What are you saying, Brock could beat everybody with his great intelligence

He is not too strong

Her is a gym leader

"I'll use my frying pan as a drying pan! " - Pokemonfan10

4 Cynthia

Change that picture, we don't need perverted fanart
Edit: I know Cynthia was designed this way to be kind of attractive - ElSherlock

Cynthia is one of the most powerful Trainers, she kicks people's asses without batting an eye. She also inspires others and just is an actual hands-down boss.

Why are is Cynthia this low!? She is the best Pokemon trainer. She trains her Pokemon pretty good and could squash if they battle.

Cynthia is the strongest and not defeated ever in the animes

5 Misty Misty, known as Kasumi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri. She’s the gym leader in Cerulean city & specializes in water Pokemon. In the games, she’s known as ‘the tomboy mermaid.’ ...read more.

Misty is the greatest best water pokemon trainer she cares about pokemon a lot and the gym leader of cerulean city

She is my one of the best and favourite character

She is my favorite character. She should be 3rd and brock should be 4th

She is the best water pokemon trainer and one of the very best pokegir

6 Giovanni

He knew how dangerous Mewtwo was, and he gathered the Master ball as the last way out if he would fail to controll Mewtwo. Giovanni was going to save the world.

Well he controlled Mewtwo in kanto before ran away!

Giovani is so good Pokemon trainer

This place belongs to Steven the Hoenn champion..He has Metagross while other champions don't have mega evolved pokemon except diantha but he is still the strongest..he can defeat Alan while ash can't so he deserves to be ahead

7 May May is a female companion to Ash in the generation 3 anime. She was also the female character in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. May (anime) debuted in the 275th episode, "Get the Show on the Road!" She was going to be a trainer, but wasn't excited about it. After meeting a ...read more.

May would be the best if she did intercourse with hundreds of boys and men and got either pregnant or aids

She is the best coordinator and trainer after ash. She should be number 2 in this list. Her skills are more or less same as ash. She have also tied with ash. Her unique technique making ability is same as ash. So she deserves 2nd spot.

She deserves second spot. Her unique battling style is same as ash. She is best after ash.

She have some great Pokemons like blaziken,beautifly, venusaur, wartortle, glaceon and her munchlax also knows some great moves like metronome, solar beam and focus punch.

8 Gary

Gary is a tough guy... at least better than a average trainer and he won many battles from Ash too...

At least he knows his Pokemon!

Gary is best trainer because he hane mega bkastoise

He’s my favorite rival I wish he had a brother

9 Tobias

I would wanted to be kidding if I lived in anime and caught at least 10 legendary pokemon and had caught 1 each level 5 or level 11 each of Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno and if I gave each of them each of 3 new trainers and guided them and made into incredibly powerful trainers even stronger than every known region champion. I would be kidding if in anime if I had lived in it and formed THE OMEGA 10 inducted other trainers after they had each defeated all region champions out there and if TOBIAS had defeated every champion and then was inducted into THE OMEGA 10 as one of the higher powerful members and I being the founder leader and even master of the group as well as WORLD CHAMPION.

He has two legendary pokemon why is ash number 1 he beat ash hands down he is the best

Lol yes! Tobias is one of the best trainers in the anime but only because all he has are legendries, meh. - Friendshipper11

Tobias is by far the strongest trainer ever in the pokemon anime ever... In the Sinnoh league, Ash whom you have kept at the first place, is easily taken down by only 2 of Tobias's Pokemon

10 You

Sure, Red, Ash, and other trainers are great, but you, the protagonist, is by FAR the greatest trainer. It's in your power how you train your Pokemon, and that outcome will eventually come. Heck, we can even be a wee bit overpowered.

Me and everyone else could take on Ash, but have more of a challenge with Red.

Out of interest,but who is YOU is this a real trainer OK ALL HAIL YOU YOU ARE THE BEST YOU ARE A LEGENDARY POKEMON MASTER AND CHAMPION YOU CAUGHT ALL POKEMON nearly GO YOU ONE MORE QUESTION me or you just who MY NAME,IBRAHIM I will do my best to be the best I can be so woohoo I could go on but I am legally the best at conquering regions especially unova I love unova it is the BEST

Yes, I can beat all of these trainers in this list

The Contenders

11 Serena Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship ...read more.

Best Pokemon trainer...Not good in battles but cares for her pokemon deeply which most of the others forget...

She actually cares for ash and worries about him. And I love her pokemon and the showcase

Serena is bad at Pokemon battles even worse than Ash

For me she is best and I like her

12 Sabrina Sabrina is a fictional character in the Pokemon universe as the gym leader of the Saffron City Gym who specializes in psychic type Pokemon.

The girl controls stuff with her mind. She's beyond difficult to beat too.

Sabrina is hot

Why is Sabrina this low!? She controls the mighty Thu-fi-zer. That Articuno Zapdos and Moltres combined. Also, In the games I can never beat her without glitching a level one hundred.

13 Dawn

Dawn is awesome I am a lot like her and can relate to her the most

She should be above misty

Mamoswine is cool and so is its trainer

THE PIC IS SASSY ONE OF ASH'S GIRL FRIENDS IRIS SERENA MAY MISTY ETC ash really has a big choice of marrige LOL

14 Green

Green or Blue is Red's rival and is very strong considering he took down the Elite Four and Champion with ease which is shown in Pokemon Generations

She can basically match any opponent with her ditto

15 N

Such an interesting character, his morals are intriguing as well as his personality. Definitely should be higher up.

Honestly never played be but I want to do bad - Masterofal

N is great and his Pokemon also

Best Trainer and biggest badass

16 Iris

Iris sucks - FearMe

Iris go iris

The strongest of all Pokegirls

Iris is the best trainer in the entire world, it’s a pity she didn’t have a chikorita

17 Alder
18 Professor Oak

Professor Oak is really cool!

Professor Oak is quite great of a trainer... you see he is a professor...
Like in one of the episodes, Oak showed a REALLY strong pidgey.

Professor means he should be good or better than an average trainer.
Also he taught Ash's Pokemon new attacks, defences, etc...

Professor oak counts because back in the first national Kanto league tournoment professor oak at aping age became the first champion in the world and red won the seventh kanto tourney.

Lol PIDGDY

19 Drake

You use to call me on my cell-phone

Drake - Hotline Bling

Are you kidding me? he have ditto... noob list

20 Clemont Clemont originates in Pokemon XY, created by Nintendo & game freak. is a gym leader of the lumoise city. He specialized in electric Pokemon and is known as a genius. ...read more.

Clemont appeared in pokemon xy the series. He almost beat Ash but his Luxray did not have any power left. Clemont base a crush on Serena.

He's okay - 1507563

Smarter than you. no cap

HE IS A GENIUS

21 Rosa

The hell wrong with those pictures

22 Trip

He deserves a higher place.

Oh yah I just beat ash, again. I'm so happy

Wasn't expecting him but I like him.

23 Alain

Alain crushed Ash, and primal Groudon, he should be number 2 only because reds Charizard beat mewtwo

Alain has a mega Charizard x, stronger then ash's Pikachu and Cameron's Lucario

Why isn't Alain in the top five it did defeat ash and has a strong charities that defeated on of the elite fours in the malls region

Best trainer ever

24 Lance

Why is he "weaker" than Clemont, Serena, Dawn, Cilan, etc.? He's a frigging elite four member and champion.

Dragonite... Why do you paralyze me so? WHY?

Lance is weak I swept his team using only my starter

How is he worse then serena,giovanni,brock AND ESPECIALLY ASH

25 Norman

He's a gym leader! Everyone had trouble beating him... Max even cried when Ash won... Duh!

26 Nate
27 Cilan Cilan is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym, in Pokemon Black and White. In the anime, he is classified as an A-class Pokemon Connoisseur and traveled with Ash Ketchum in the Unova region. He first debuted in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!.

Evaluation Times

28 Steven

Come on steven is way better than ash reason one ash lost in the quarter finals and steven is the hoenn champion.

Steven should be among top 5 - HunterX249

Steven and his Metagross fought on par with Mega Charizard and messed up Kyrogues back

I LOVE STEVEN -May

29 Ethan

Ethan beat Red so Ethan deserves to be at least second. Ash gives his Pokemon to professors whenever they evolve, so Ethan is better than him, which makes Ethan best. He is the champion of two regions while ash is the champion of none. Ethan is like on of the only trainers to fully evolve his starter too.

Although Red I'd awesome, Ethan is the best because he beats Red and he has 16 badges and he is the champion of 2 regions.

Gold Fanboy 4 Life! He has 16 badges, beat Red, beat Lance, caught Ho-Oh and Lugia, caught the legendary dogs, - FrozenHatingPokefan

That's's my name so I will go for it

30 Hilbert
31 James

he sucks

32 Yellow

Why Do People not read the manga. #Yellow

They double evolved a butterfree. DOUBLE EVOLVE. what IS THAT? Also he or she had a team of fully evolved Pokemon one day after going on an adventure and beat lance with a pikachu, butterfree, a doduo and a few other crappy bastards. As a trainer, that speaks volumes.

Oh and they can talk to Pokemon.

33 Barry
34 Hilda
35 Brendan

Alrighty... Everyone, all you hilly-billies, WHY THE HECK IS BRENDAN DOWN HERE?! HE SHOULD BE LIKE TOP 10!

36 Drayden

Drayden is from where Iris is from Dragon Village and is the gym leader there IRIS IS NOT A GYM LEADER FOR HEAVENS SAKE

Who the heck is Drayden

37 Diantha
38 Blue

"In pokemon blue, RED was the blue and blue was the red. Blue should be tied 1st with Red

Blue is tough and is a strong trainer and is the grandson of Professor Oak

Why is Blue so low? I still cannot believe that Ash is first

Better than Red, I must say.

39 Cameron

I love cameron

40 Jessie

She's good she might lose but she is pretty good with wobbufet - 1507563

She is a horrible trainer! I can’t even count how many times she’s been mean to Meowth. WATCH THE MOVIES!,!,

41 Flint

He is one of the strongest elite 4 member - HunterX249

This guy is from the elite four.. he should be awesome...

42 Calem
43 Cress
44 Lt. Surge Lt. Surge is a fictional character in the Pokémon series and the Gym Leader of Vermillion City who specializes in electric type Pokémon, in the anime he's extremely arrogant, aggressive and refers to other trainers as babies for not meeting his qualities his main Pokémon is Raichu who he evolved ...read more.
45 Siebold
46 Silver

Silver is a powerful trainer

He defeated Gold and Gold defeated Red. Come on!

He is the best

47 Korrina Korrina is a fictional character in the Pokémon Series as the Shalour City Gym leader in the XY series, in the anime she's a cheerful girl with a explosive personality she has a Lucario who she raised and grew up with from when it was a Riolu, she was later tasked by her grandfather Gurkinn with finding ...read more.

LOVE her and lucario

48 Lucas
49 Whitney

You know that Miltank beat your ass!

Miltank.

50 Colress
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